At the High Wycombe Model Railway Exhibition, modellers, both local and, from far and wide had come together to exhibit their creations. It was good to see my friends from the Loddon Vale Model Railway Club and Farnham & District Model Railway Club were there.

I liked a Z gauge (very small) layout that was depicting a modern town with London trains, complete with its own airfield and a helicopter ready for take-off.

The club had its own layout which I liked as they didn’t just have moving trains but also trams running in the background.

I would like to give a special mention to Ian from Farnham, who also helps us with our layout at my day centre. He was demonstrating how to make realistic trees using foam dipped in green paint, then sprinkled onto branches which had been previously made sticky with a hot glue gun.

All the exhibiters were eager to get their hands on one of the shiny silver cups available for “best in show” and other modelling categories. One of my favourites was awarded third place. This depicted a suburban station where locomotives fitted with DCC sound chips would arrive to sit and burble at the platform before the engine note would rise as the locomotive slowly moved away.

Parking and access was good, although the hall was a bit busy. Admission was £6.00, and the afternoon was very enjoyable and worthwhile with 21 varied exhibits to take in.